Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Our facilitator for October is Gayle Marie, and she'll be leading a meeting that promises to be different from any we have had before. Why? Because Abundant Life Church, our new home, is holding their outreach campaign, "The Way Forward,” on the third Saturday of October, the same day as our meeting. Rather than this being a conflict, Gayle sees it as a ministry opportunity for us as Christian writers. The church has invited the poor, the homeless, and those who are down on their luck to come for an uplifting day. They'll offer showers, haircuts, clothes washing, application forms, job interviews, lunch, and personal ministry.
In all our years of being a Christian organization, we have never engaged in purposeful outreach.
This is our chance!
DCWA members can play a vital role in "The Way Forward" by befriending a guest and interacting with him or her.
We'll meet briefly in the sanctuary at 9:00 for prayer and an overview of what we want to accomplish. The church is taking care of the guests' physical and ministry needs; our purpose is not so much to help the people but to learn from them and to be present with them.
Surely, Saturday will be a day to remember as we offer ourselves as "someone who can help" to a person who wants to discover "The Way Forward." The church's desire is that the event will lead to changed lives, not just a one-day makeover.
Hey, Stephen, we have permission to use the electronic piano if you feel led to bless us with background music.
Please note that our timeframe is from 9 to 1:30; however, the event will be until 3:00, so you're welcome to stay longer. If you have questions or concerns, please call Gayle at 443.624.0213.
D.C.W.A. HAS A NEW HOME!
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovan's Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Coming south on Rt. 113 (from Milford): As you approach the City Limits of Georgetown, turn left immediately after the BEACHES sign (an angled intersection with no light) onto North Bedford Street. (If you pass Walmart on 113, you've gone too far.) Take an immediate left on Donovan's Road (beside the State Police Credit Union). Abundant Life Church is on the left.
Coming north on Rt. 113 (from Millsboro): At the intersection of Rt. 18, get in the right lane of 113; go past Royal Farms, Arby's, and Walmart. Turn right when you see the sign for Division of Child Support Services. The Delaware Federal Credit Union will be facing you. Turn right and take an immediate left on Donovan's Road. Abundant Life Church is on the left.
Coming from the center of Georgetown: On North Bedford Street, when the road splits, bear right and go past North Georgetown Elementary. Take the next right on Donovan's Road beside the State Police Credit Union. Abundant Life Church is on the left.
Purpose of DCWF
What you can expect from DCWF
Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.
Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.
There is no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.
We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.
A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).
Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization.
This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.